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South-South knowledge sharing for the inclusion of the urban Poor - India-South Africa Praxis

Author: Patel, S.
Publication date: 2014

Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) is a social movement of the urban poor which began in India, networked initially in Asia and then moved to South Africa, and to the other parts of Africa. SDI created knowledge and strategies to help communities of the poor to transform themselves from beneficiaries and consumers of aid and assistance into actors who demonstrated possible ways for city governments and international agencies committed to development to explore solutions.

This case study presents the experiences of SDI and zooms in on the issues of ownership, transparancy, accountability, learning and stakeholder engagement.